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Kentlands Photowalk: Cupid’s Dart IMG 4614

Kentlands Photowalk: Cupid’s Dart IMG 4614

 

One of the benefits of the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 is that it is a very walkable neighborhood. I like to take early morning walks and photograph the plants and flower that I notice in passing. This hobby does require you to take a closer look at the small gifts of nature.

Kentlands is a favorite community for families moving to the Metro Area of Washington, DC.

 

The showy violet-blue perennial flower of the aster family Catananche caerulea bears the common names Cupid's dart, blue cupidone, and cerverina. It is a garden flower and is often used in dried flower arrangements. The plant grows in clumps of narrow grey-green leaves, and later in the summer sends up long stems at the end of which bloom bright cornflower blue to lavender flowers with rectangular, fringed petals and deep purple centers. The closed buds are soft and silver and the bracts form a papery cup beneath the opened blossom.

It is native to the Mediterranean region. The flower was supposedly used by the ancient Greeks as a key ingredient in a love potion, hence the common name "Cupid's dart" - Wikipedia

 

Cupid's Dart, Kentlands Photowalk, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Cupid's Dart, Catananche caerulea, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4614
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1.160 sec., ISO-800, 30 mm, No Flash
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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